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Unwrapped (May 15th, 2011): Kharma, Miss Tessmacher, Natalya, Tamina & Tara


Every week, following WWE.com and TNAWrestling.com’s photoshoot updates, we’ll take a look at the newest Diva and Knockout shoots and give you the opportunity to voice your opinions on them in a feature we lovingly call Unwrapped. Let’s unwrap this week’s eye candy, featuring Kharma, Miss Tessmacher, Natalya, Tara and Tamina:


Kharma
How’s this for a spin on the usual Diva photoshoot? Given that Kharma has demonstrated an inability to play well with others, it makes sense that she wouldn’t exactly cooperate for a photoshoot. In these photos, she poses for a few select shots and then, for reasons unknown, attacks the photographer and breaks the camera. Photoshoots usually don’t break the fourth wall like this, but it definitely works with a Diva like Kharma, who as of yet doesn’t seem to want to do much else than inflict pain on anyone who strays within her grasp. Sure, it’s a bit cheesy, but it’s the most entertaining photoshoot I’ve seen in a long time, and it’s damn creative too: they managed to get some posed photos out of Kharma without breaking her bad-tempered character. Every single shot is interesting in its own way, whether she’s gazing creepily off-camera or charging at directly at the camera. It shows that Kharma is more than just a mean-looking Diva–she’s got personality and a definite spark, even though the demonstration of said spark resulted in a “injured” photographer. I love the shoot: it’s so very fitting for her character, and the shots are so memorable.
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Miss Tessmacher
Posing in her ring gear, Miss Tessmacher is showing off her outfit and mugging for the camera in various ways. The color of this gear reminds me of one of similar color and texture worn by Kelly Kelly. I’m not sure which one I prefer, though I must say that the rhinestone-covered knee pads are a unique touch. The poses are hardly subtle, with Miss Tessmacher showing off her butt by hanging her jacket just under it, throwing up the rock and roll hand sign, and popping on her eyeglasses for a few shots. There’s just not a lot of consistency–it’s as if she’s just doing whatever comes to mind. Given that this is a shoot meant to show off her ring gear, I don’t really mind–I’m not really paying attention to the nuances of her poses anyways, but it’s a bit silly seen all together. Personally, I much prefer her earlier ring gear shoot, the one with her black attire. It was sexy, but she looked all business, ready to jump in the ring. Here, it’s more like she wanted to tick every box, which results in a disjointed photoshoot.
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Natalya
Natalya is sporting, as always, a flattering shade of pink, this time in the form of a one-shoulder dress. It’s an interesting dress; its sleeve is quite nice-looking on its own, but I imagine if it was on her other shoulder as well, the dress would be more bridesmaid-in-1980s-Malibu than modern fashionista. As is, though, it’s very pretty, giving the look just enough spark to allow her to play it safe in the rest of her ensemble. Posing in a lone corner of some hallway, she pulls out some really interesting photos, simply sitting on the floor or posing against the brown walls. She looks gorgeous and really puts in an effort to make some captivating photos–you can tell she knows what she’s doing with her poses. Of course, the wind machine deserves some credit, elegantly sweeping her hair back and adding some drama to the photos. I’m kind of shocked how well this photoshoot works, what with a bright pink dress posing against brown walls and carpet reminiscent of The Shining. It shouldn’t work, but somehow it does, and I think Natalya has a lot to do with that.
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Tamina
Tamina is definitely showing a lot more personality as of late in her photoshoots, and her poses in this shoot, though mostly hands-on-hips tough girl poses, still show a good deal of diversity. It’s little things, like the way she’s positioned relative to the camera, that make for interesting shots. She’s certainly come a long way, but there’s always room for improvement, and she’s showing a lot of potential. Her outfit here kind of reminds me of something Jennifer Lopez would have worn in her early 2000s heyday, so I don’t think it’s really fashionable today, though for a all-demin jumpsuit, Tamina pulls it off really well. It flatters her figure and makes a for a sexy look that preserves her anti-Diva toughness. This photoshoot in itself is pretty much a snapshot of Tamina’s photoshoot abilities: a bit rough around the edges, but totally capable of achieving greatness.
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Tara
Photoshoots that are heavy on a theme usually scream “cheesy!” to me, but Tara always seems to pull them off. I think it has a lot to do with her presence and ability to make almost anything look good–sumo wrestler suit, anyone? Here, she’s going for a cabaret look with a black and white color scheme, a fedora and, in one photo, a strategically placed white button down shirt and black tie. She really does look like she’s performing a cabaret act, even miming some cigar smoking and lounging in a backwards chair. I almost expect to see her kick aside the chair and start dancing. Mind you, I’m not sure she demonstrated any forte for cabaret-style dancing back during her short-lived dancing phase in the WWE, but I don’t doubt that, if the situation called for it, she could pull off a kick-ass cabaret routine: she’s funny and has got enough personality to take down a full-grown elephant. Maybe knowing that is why I think she pulls off this whole theme so well.
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